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by Cricket World & BBC Sunday 14 July 2019
The Duchess dispatched the cake to Lord’s where England are playing New Zealand in the Cricket World Cup final.
The TMS team including Jonathan Agnew, Phil Tufnell, Isa Guha and Michael Vaughan are well known cake enthusiasts. Prime Minister Theresa May sent the team a cake in 2017.
The cake sent by The Duchess was a lemon and elderflower sponge made by Julie Brownlee. It was delivered by Captain Charles Ross on behalf of the Duchess of Cornwall.
The Duchess of Cornwall was closely involved with the design of the cake which features two cricket helmets, a replica of the World Cup trophy and figures of the England and New Zealand captains, Eoin Morgan and Kane Williamson.
As a fan of Test Match Special, The Duchess of Cornwall is aware of the tradition of listeners sending cakes in to the TMS team and wanted to celebrate the Cricket World Cup being held in the UK.
The tradition of listeners sending cake to Test Match Special goes back to Brian Johnston’s time on the programme and in 2001 the Queen presented the TMS team with a fruit cake baked under her close supervision.
TMS lead commentator Jonathan Agnew said: “We are incredibly honoured to have received this beautiful cake from the Duchess of Cornwall. As anybody who listens to TMS will know, we eat an awful lot of baked goods in the commentary box and this cake is an extra special treat to mark the final of the Cricket World Cup between England and New Zealand.”
Listen to Test Match Special’s coverage of England v New Zealand in the Cricket World Cup Final on BBC Radio 5 Live and BBC Sounds now.